Guddu RPP case: NAB files reference against former PEPCO, CPGCL bigwigs

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The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has filed a reference in the Islamabad Accountability Court in Guddu Rental Power Plant (RPP) case.

The reference has been filed against 13 accused, including two former secretaries Ismail Qureshi and Shahid Rafi, two former Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) managing directors Munawar Baseer and Tahir Basharat Cheema, former PEPCO senior general manager Arshad Raza, former PECPO executive director Aftab Mehmood Butt, former PECPO directors Wazeer Ali Bhaio, Muhammad Razi Abbas, Muhammad Saleem Arif and Iqbal Ali Shah, former WAPDA member Fazal Ahmad Khan, former PECPO chief finance officer Abdul Qadeer and former Central Power Generation Company Limited (CPGCL) chief executive officer Yousaf Ali.

The NAB Executive Board Meeting (EBM) presided by Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry had earlier approved the filing of reference in this case.

The former officials are accused of misusing authority and corruption in initiating the project of Guddu Rental Power Plant without approval of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the federal cabinet and causing a loss to the national exchequer to the tune of Rs 139,149,975.

It is alleged that they extended undue and illegal benefit to the sponsors of Pakistan Power Resources (PPR) and the contract of $72 million was awarded to PPR in violation of PPRA Rules, NEPRA Act and without any feasibility study and approval of the Government of Pakistan.

In pursuance of the Supreme Court’s directions in its judgment dated March 30, 2012, the NAB chairman on April 2, 2012 authorised an enquiry against the public office-holders and others under NAO-1999 for their involvement in corrupt practices while awarding and executing 12 RPPs, including Guddu RPP. On November 23, 2012, the enquiry was completed and converted into an investigation.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Sorry to see FAZAL Ahmad Khan's name in the list,an honest man who has been deeply involved with his ailing and sick daughter.The World knows he has served honestly,someone has to be blind to put his name in this list.Unfortunate to learn he was also cheated into an arrest.Terrible to see the reward given to an innocent officer COURRUPT are running free and innocent in jail.

  2. Fazal Ahmad Khan has been honest to the bone.Never abused his powers,never used fringe benifiets,down to earth,simple soul,he use to walk to WAPDA HOUSE wouldn't use his staff car.Come On how could you say he is courrupt,how could you arrest him and make him stand all night,what kind of case is this against an innocent man.

  3. It painful to see an honest man like Fazal Ahmad Khan slapped with accusation of courruption ,its disgusting and disappointing.
    Further more to arrest him,mistreat him lure him to accept the guilty version,it's shameful for Pakistan,utterly shameful.

  4. Almost four months since Fazal Ahmad Khan was arrested,It's a terrible ordeal for an honest person.NAB should look at his past performance ,he is an upright honest man,WAPDA has never had a more honest mans than Fazal Ahmad Khan,

  5. NAB And justice department can't you see the man in custody is Honest ,moreover he has a very sick daughter at home .He helps his wife take care of his young daughter who is bed ridden.A patriotic Pakistani ,humbal,honest,upright.its shameful for this country to treat him poorly.Fazal Ahmad Khan needs better treatment.

  6. JUSTICE Department :- Justice delayed is Justice denied ,you need to expedite his bail ,please it's wrong to arrest the innocent and let the criminals go free.

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